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Welcome to the Fourth Week of Lent! This week we focus on "keeping watch" for the return of Jesus, as described in Matthew 25:1-13. The Bible tells us to stay alert and be prepared for Christ's return, as it will come unexpectedly.
We are called to stay focused on the things of God, cultivate a heart of worship, practice hospitality, serve others, live generously, and trust in God's plan. In this seven-day Bible study, we will explore various passages of Scripture that encourage us to live in a way that honors God and prepares us for His return. Have a great week, and see you in church!
Day 1: Keep Watch and Be Prepared
Bible Reading: Matthew 24:42-51
Summary: Jesus urges us to stay alert and prepared for His return, as it will come unexpectedly. He warns us not to become complacent or distracted but to keep watch at all times.
Day 2: Stay Focused on the Things of God
Bible Reading: Colossians 3:1-4
Summary: Paul reminds us to set our minds on the things above, not earthly things. He encourages us to seek God's will and purpose for our lives and to put our hope in Him.
Day 3: Cultivate a Heart of Worship
Bible Reading: Psalm 95:1-7
Summary: The Psalmist calls us to worship God with joy and gratitude, acknowledging His greatness and power. He reminds us to praise God for who He is and what He has done for us.
Day 4: Practice Hospitality
Bible Reading: Romans 12:9-13
Summary: Paul encourages us to practice hospitality, showing love and kindness to others. He reminds us to bless those who persecute us and empathize with others.
Day 5: Serve Others
Bible Reading: Matthew 25:31-40
Summary: Jesus tells us that serving others is the same as serving Him. He reminds us that we demonstrate our love for God when care for those in need.
Day 6: Live Generously
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Summary: Paul encourages us to give generously and cheerfully, knowing God will bless us in return. He reminds us that our giving will supply the needs of others and will result in thanksgiving to God.
Day 7: Trust in God's Plan
Bible Reading: Proverbs 3:5-6
Summary: The writer of Proverbs encourages us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and to lean not on our understanding. He reminds us that when we acknowledge God in all our ways, He will make our paths straight.
Practical Ways to Respond:
1. Daily pray and seek God's guidance and direction.
2. Find ways to serve and bless others through volunteering, offering help, or simply being kind.
3. Prioritize your relationship with God above all else, and seek to glorify Him in all you do.